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3 Leadership Lessons from a Coaching Legend – Another Look at the Original Ice Bowl

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – … Continue reading

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Honor, justice, and humanity…

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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Remember, results are not the criteria….

Remember, results aren’t the criteria for success — it’s the effort made for achievement that is most important.  ~~John Wooden

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Precise optimization….

“Precise optimization is not necessary. It would be too costly.” ~~Dr. W. Edwards Deming Lean Leaders balance conflicting goals.

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Today’s Standardization….

  Today’s standardization…is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvements will be based.  If you think “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere.  But if you think of standards … Continue reading

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Many Good American Companies…

Many good American companies have respect for individuals, and practice Kaizen and other TPS {Toyota Production System} tools.  But what is important is having all of the elements together as a system.  It must be practiced every day in a … Continue reading

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Freedom…

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~~Ronald Reagan Thank you to … Continue reading

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Nobody….

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” ~~George Halas, owner and coach of the Chicago Bears (1895-1983)  

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I Think Good People Deserve…

I think good people deserve good leadership. ~~Debi Coleman, (formerly) Vice-President & CFO, Apple Computer

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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate….

“Still the question recurs “can we do better?”  The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the storm present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion.  As our case is new, we … Continue reading

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